As we sit in reflection, Bishop Shelton shares with us his insight and feelings and beautiful message on Lukes Gospel He is one of lifes rare and precious gifts, our Shelton. ................................................ Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. 33 And when they came to the place which is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on the right and one on the left. 34 And Jesus said, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." And they cast lots to divide his garments. 35 And the people stood by, watching; but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, "He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!" 36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him vinegar, 37 and saying, "If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!" 38 There was also an inscription over him, "This is the King of the Jews." 39 One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, "Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!" 40 But the other rebuked him, saying, "Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly; for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong." 42 And he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." 43 And he said to him, "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise." ........................................................ The scriptures present us with the choice between two kingdoms -- the kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness. The choice is ours. Which kingdom do you serve? God's kingdom lasts forever because it is built on the foundation of God's love and justice. To accept Jesus as Lord and King is to enter a kingdom that will last forever where righteousness, love, truth, and peace dwell. Do you allow the Lord Jesus full reign in every area of your life? "Lord Jesus Christ, you are my King and Savior and there is no other. Be the Master and Ruler of my heart, thoughts, desires, and intentions. May your peace and joy reign in my life and may your word guide my steps." ..........................................................ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA Most Rev. Shelton J. Fabre Auxiliary Bishop New Orleans Curriculum Vitae Most Reverend Shelton Joseph Fabre Most Reverend Shelton Joseph Fabre Archdiocese of New Orleans 7887 Walmsely Avenue New Orleans, LA 70125 Phone: 504-861-9521 FAX 504-861-2906 Email: bishopfabre@archdiocese-no.org Born October 25, 1963 in New Roads, Louisiana; the fifth of six children born to Luke (deceased September 2007) and Theresa Vallet Fabre; Siblings: Diane Marie, Luke III (deceased - 1973); Gerald Louis, Clyde Raymond (deceased - 1980); Angelo Gerard Ordained a Roman Catholic Transitional Deacon on December 10, 1988 by Archbishop Peter L. Gerety at St. Jan-de-Doperkerk in Leuven, Belgium Ordained a Roman Catholic Priest on Saturday, August 5, 1989 by Bishop Stanley J. Ott at St. Joseph Cathedral in Baton Rouge, LA Celebrated First Mass on Sunday, August 6, 1989 at 3:00 PM in St. Augustine Church, New Roads, Louisiana Appointed Titular Bishop of Pudenziana and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of New Orleans by Pope Benedict XVI on December 13, 2006. Ordained Titular Bishop of Pudenziana and Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans by Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes, Archbishop of New Orleans, at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis, King of France, in New Orleans, LA, on February 28, 2007 Education

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Vincent von Frese 31 Aug 2011

Great story and sermon Joanna!

Artist Reply: i agree and thank you

Jan van Baarle 05 Apr 2009

VERY NICE WORK

Shellton Tremble 03 Apr 2009

As God would call all who believe in him friend, I too shall call you my friend. Thanks for you comments and your spirit! Ironically, of course I like Bishop Shelton name, since mind is "Shellton"...named after shells on the beaches of Cocoa

Armando Salas 31 Mar 2009

Beautiful shot, Joanna. The church looks beautiful as well.

Caballero Salguero 31 Mar 2009

My friend,Joanna:The story of Jesus is very intense. The Encounter wish the life. Is the great World Culture.Man uniquely. Stunning. The great mystery of the life...The Great live...Wonderful photograph.For always, you friend. José

Artist Reply: yes, yes so very well said Jose', thank you, love jo